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Academy of St Martin in the Fields, chamber ensemble

Sat, Oct 5, 2024 7:30 PM

Smith Theatre | Horowitz Center HCC
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Performance Information

The Academy of St Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble, known for their "splendid playing, impeccable sound, and balance" (Gramophone), will make their much-anticipated debut at Chamber Music Maryland. For their CMM program, they will present contrasting string works written by two composers whose lives were profoundly shaped by the wars and terror of the 20th century, Dmitri Shostakovich and Edwin Schulhoff. The concert will also feature Felix Mendelssohn's Octet for Strings, a masterpiece composed at the precocious age of 16.

Narration for this concert will be provided by WBJC's radio host, Jonathan Palevsky.

After the show, please join the artists and fellow concertgoers for a chocolate and champagne toast!

The Program

Dmitri Shostakovich: Prelude and Scherzo for String Octet, Op. 11 Erwin Schulhoff: Sextet for Strings Felix Mendelssohn: Octet for strings in E-flat major, Op. 20

About The Artist

Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Chamber Orchestra

The Academy of St Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble was created in 1967 to perform the larger chamber works with players who customarily worked together, instead of the usual string quartet with additional guests. Drawn from the principal players of the orchestra and led by violinist Tomo Keller, the Chamber Ensemble performs in all shapes and sizes, from string quintets to octets, and in various other configurations featuring winds. Its touring commitments are extensive and include regular…

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